St Salvator’s Hall and Gannochy House

St Salvator’s Hall, affectionately known by its residents as ‘Sallies’, is a traditional hall of residence situated in a central, but quiet, location next to the Quadrangle. Gannochy House is a more modern annexe of St Salvator’s Hall and has all the old traditions of Sallies along with the modern feel.

Younger Hall refurbishment works June 2019 to May 2021

Residents of St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy are advised to expect limited noise and inconvenience, due to refurbishment works taking place at Younger Hall which aims to enhance the St Andrews student experience for generations to come.  Access to the buildings will be maintained throughout the project but may follow different routes to normal.

The whole St Andrews community benefits from the University's vibrant music tradition that began with the choristers of St Salvator's Chapel more than six centuries ago. Today, the University supports a thriving culture of performing groups across a range of musical genres, and students can opt to study music modules ranging from opera to electronic music.

If you have applied for a catered room and are allocated to St Salvator's Hall or Gannochy, or have applied for standard self-catered and are allocated Gannochy, please be assured that the construction company engaged by the University have committed to avoid unnecessary impact on your experience - priorities include noise reduction, especially during exam periods, the respectful attitude of workers on site, and agreed working hours. Student Accommodation Services will liaise with you, and with the construction project team, on a regular basis to ensure disruption is minimised.

Hall information

St Salvator’s Hall is a catered standard hall of residence. Rooms are situated along corridors, and each corridor contains a number of showers and bathrooms. There are also shared kitchen facilities located throughout the residence for students to make their own light snacks.

The majority of rooms are single bedrooms, but there are 63 shared bedrooms for undergraduates to choose from as well. Find out about sharing at St Andrews

Gannochy catered accommodation cleaning service

Your bedroom will be cleaned once per week, and room bins will be emptied each day Monday to Friday.

Shared toilets/shower rooms will be cleaned each day, Monday to Friday.

Each kitchen is allocated to a specific group of residents and on arrival you will each receive a key to your kitchen.  You are also collectively responsible for maintaining a good standard of cleaning and hygiene within your allocated kitchen.  A member of staff will complement the cleaning once a week by washing floors and surfaces but will not tidy up or wash dishes.  Residents are also responsible for emptying general waste bins but our staff will empty recycling facilities in kitchens and other communal spaces

For undergraduate students, St Salvator’s Hall has:

  • 62 single standard rooms in the main building; 85 in the annexe
  • 63 shared standard rooms in the main building.

All beds are single size.

 

Gannochy self-catered accommodation cleaning service

Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bedrooms and vacuum cleaners will be available for use by residents.  Bedroom inspections carried are out on a monthly basis (dates will be provided at the start of the academic year).

Shared toilets/shower rooms will be cleaned each day, Monday to Friday.

Each kitchen is allocated to a specific group of residents and on arrival you will each receive a key to your kitchen.  You are also collectively responsible for maintaining a good standard of cleaning and hygiene within your allocated kitchen.  A member of staff will complement the cleaning once a week by washing floors and surfaces but will not tidy up or wash dishes.  Residents are also responsible for emptying general waste bins but our staff will empty recycling facilities in kitchens and other communal spaces.

 

 

Location

St Salvator’s Hall is located between The Scores and North Street, and is adjacent to St Salvator’s Quadrangle. The hall is very close to St Andrews castle and the beach below, Castle Sands, and offers great views of the North Sea. It is also within only a few minutes’ walk to several Arts buildings and the centre of town.

What is St Salvator's Hall like?

Sallies values its tight-knit community and long-standing traditions. One of these traditions is the High Table, where every Thursday a small group of students are selected to attend a formal dinner with a prominent member of the community or academic staff. Everyone gets a chance to sit at High Table throughout the year, and this is a great way to meet other students and see your professors in a social setting.

The hall committee runs weekly events throughout the year from quiz nights and wine tasting to the annual Sallies Hall Ball.

Gannochy House

Gannochy House is an annexe of St Salvator's Hall, and residents of both the main building and the annexe share facilities and a wardennial team. In addition, residents of Gannochy House are encouraged to participate in events and socials taking place in the main building. For 2019-20 there will a limited number of rooms available in Gannochy on a standard self-catered basis.

hall of residence

Facilities

St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy House offer various facilities for students to use for studying or socialising.

Laundry

The laundry room in St Salvator’s Hall contains four washers and four dryers. The laundry room in Gannochy House has two washers and two dryers.

Washers and dryers are are card-operated. You can buy a card from the card dispensers in the main building or in the Gannochy laundry room which you pre-load with credit via an online portal.

Common rooms

The main common room is a great location to relax and chat in, and also includes a piano. There is also a games room with a snooker table as well as a TV and projector.

Computer room

St Salvator’s Hall has an IT suite with nine computers which students are able to access at all hours.

Library

There is a library and a reading room for you to use if you need a quiet space to study or work in.

Advice on the use of electrical equipment in residence

Support

All University halls of residence have their own wardennial team who live within the hall and are trained to support students in a range of matters – from advice on academic matters through to first aid. New students will meet their warden and team of assistant wardens during their moving in weekend.

Wardens and support

Contact

St Salvator’s Hall and Gannochy House

University of St Andrews
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AZ

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7147
Email: st-salvators@st-andrews.ac.uk